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Windows 7: Device Drivers for Laptop with no network drivers...

02 May 2014   #1

Windows 7 Starter/Professional/32bit/64bit
Device Drivers for Laptop with no network drivers...

I am writing this on a Windows 7 based Samsung Netbook with an Intel Atom inside (and the Starter edition of Win7) However, I also recently acquired an Acer Laptop - (E1-530) which came with Windows 8.0...

After downloading and trying Win8.1 for a week or so, I decided to try Linux - can't even remember which version - Ubuntu I think, though neither went well, so let's gloss over that.

Anyway, I bought a copy of Windoze 7 32bit online for the Acer and installed that, but now my system tells me that I don't have a genuine version, and I've 5 missing drivers - and because I have no wi-fi, I can't download them directly...

Ethernet controller
Network Controller
PCI simple Controller
SM Bus Controller
USB Controller

And to make matters more complex, the Acer is a 64bit version...Oh... and I've already tried downloading them from Acer, and other System setup sites, with downloader s/w... But, they all seem to drive me nuts with ads, and viruses.

Answers on a post-card please... ;)

My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 May 2014   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, & Mac OS X 10.9.2

all of the relevant drivers can be downloaded from the acer website for your laptop.

you can gain access to the internet from the acer by plugging an ethernet cable in directly from your router/modem.

only download from trusted sources, and when it comes to drivers only download from the vendor. just go onto the acer website, click support or downloads. and fill out the form. making sure you choose win 7 64bit as well as the correct model of laptop.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 May 2014   #3

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10

These are the drivers for yours mate Acer | Download but they are for Windows 8 and 8.1 64bit and maybe this is why they are not installing.

What I can suggest is try this if you have a genuine version of Windows - not a good idea to buy online unless it is from a very reliable source like Microsoft.
Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 but you must have a genuine version of Windows.

OEM versions are usually not that expensive and I would go the 64bit.

Plus just as a matter of interest why a 32bit Windows when it is really restricted with RAM for example??
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